Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

State

Cybersecurity, workforce and budgets challenge IT upgrades, state tech officials say

by Colin Wood

Nearly all states lack the staffs needed to complete critical IT modernization projects, according to a new report from NASTD.

State

Arizona latest state to launch one-stop business portal

by Colin Wood

Arizona has launched a one-stop business portal for entrepreneurs, a common first step for states seeking widespread digitization.

County & Local

FCC unveils new rules for reporting 911 network outages

by Colin Wood

The Federal Communications Commission created new rules standardizing how network service providers report outages affecting 911 centers.

State

Texas signals potential changes to cybersecurity policies

by Colin Wood

A report from the Texas Department of Information Resources includes numerous recommendations it will make to the state legislature.

State

Arizona selects Tanium for 'whole-of-state' cyber program

by Colin Wood

Arizona Chief Information Security Officer Tim Roemer said the new software will give him a better view of the threat landscape.

State

Michigan selects Deloitte for $78 million unemployment system upgrade

by Colin Wood

Michigan's unemployment director said the 10-year contract will ensure the state operates a “robust and secure system” for benefits seekers.

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